Cradle, a charity which provides early pregnancy loss support, has launched its service at Ormskirk hospital.

3696520950?profile=RESIZE_710xThanks to Cradle, women and their partners or companions receiving emergency care for early pregnancy loss will now receive a comfort bag. Each bag contains practical and beautiful things; however the most important item in the bag is the letter ‘Dear Friend’. The letter will signpost women to support provided by Cradle ambassadors, who themselves have experienced early pregnancy loss.

Cradle was founded by Louise Zeniou, who had an ectopic pregnancy in 2015. Cradle is now supported by a national team of early pregnancy loss ambassadors, all of whom have experienced ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, missed miscarriage, molar pregnancy or compassionate induction.

Lynne Eastham, head of midwifery and nursing explains:

“This is a fantastic idea and we are delighted that Louise has chosen to launch this national project at Ormskirk hospital, where she was in our care in 2015.

“Early pregnancy loss is often not discussed and families may not share this news with their wider family or friends, due to the social convention of not announcing pregnancy until after 12 weeks. As a result, people are sometimes less comfortable with asking for help or discussing their feelings. Thank you to everyone at Cradle for giving their time to help these families in need.”

Louise Zeniou explains:

“I have worked with the healthcare team at Ormskirk since January 2019 and together we developed a bespoke service to support bereaved parents during and following early pregnancy loss. The project has grown and we now have a national team of early pregnancy loss ambassadors who are bringing Cradle to their own local NHS trusts. I will continue to work with Ormskirk and will be developing an early pregnancy loss football team and other community grief projects for anyone affected by the loss of a baby.”

If you or your employer would like to work with Cradle to collect unwanted Christmas toiletries donations for the comfort bags project, then please get in touch by email

You can find out more about CRADLE via social media - Twitter @Cradle_EPL or Instagram cradle_epl.


E-mail me when people leave their comments –

You need to be a member of formbyonline to add comments!

Join formbyonline


Sean Brady published an article
Sefton residents are being asked to play their part in this year’s Public Health England’s (PHE) ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ campaign this winter and all year round by ensuring they use antibiotics correctly and understand when they are not required.…
Nov 30
Sean Brady published events
Nov 29
Sean Brady published an article
Improvements to care and leadership at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust are recognised in the latest Care Quality Commission report published today.
Across many of the Trust’s services, the inspectors found staff to be kind, treated people…
Nov 29
Sean Brady published an article
Local residents with an urgent but non-life-threatening medical concern this winter are being encouraged to use NHS 111 by health commissioners in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.
NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and…
Nov 26
Sean Brady published an article
NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS Southport and Formby CCG and Sefton Council are supporting safeguarding adults awareness activities from 18-22 November.
Information hubs, organised in conjunction with the Merseyside Safeguar…
Nov 19
Sean Brady published an article
A series of short videos showcasing some of the free support that is available to Sefton residents to support their health and wellbeing is being launched during Self Care Week (18 – 24 November).
Professionals from NHS South Sefton Clinical Commiss…
Nov 18
Sean Brady published an article
Sefton Central General Election candidates as shown on Sefton Council website.
— Formby Online : Sean Brady (@FormbyVillage) November 14, 2019
Nov 15
Sean Brady published articles
Nov 14
Sean Brady published articles
Nov 11
Sean Brady published events
Nov 9
Sean Brady published an article
Anthem for Doomed Youth
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
      — Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
      Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no pr…
Nov 9
Sean Brady published an article
One of my daughters has just posted the following story on a Money-Giving site.
As a proud Dad of all three of my children, all from Formby, I want to share this story with you, I hope you want to be part of her adventure.

In 2020 I am going to do…
Nov 8

What's On

Christmas and New Year at Woodwards!

  • Description:

    Christmas and New Year at Woodwards!

    Fantastic Festive Fun at Woodwards, starting with our special Christmas Quiz - specialist subject is Disney!

    FREE ENTRY to all our live music events, so plan you party season now!
  • Created by: Sean Brady

Rotary Club of Formby annual Carol Concert

  • Description:

    The Rotary Club of Formby annual Carol Concert Friday 13th December 2019

    The Rotary Club of Formby is

    proud to publicise their annual Carol

    Concert featuring the fantastic Aughton Male Voice Choir . The event takes place at St Luke’s Church on Friday 13th December 2019 at 7.30 pm. Tickets are priced at £5 and includes Mulled Wine and Hot mince pies . The proceeds in aid of Zoe’s Place -…
  • Created by: Sean Brady